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Kolkata Knight Riders won by 34 runs
KKR
232/2 - 20/20 ov
MI
198/7 - 20/20 ov
Match 47, Kolkata

There we have it folks, KKR have kept themselves in the hunt for the last playoff places with an impressive over the Mumbai Indians. Tonight was the Andre Russell show, he crashed an impressive 80 from 40 balls, took 2/25 and also grabbed two catches! He was ably assisted by the talented Shubman Gill and the clinical Chris Lynn who scored 76 and 54 respectively as his side finished on a mammoth 232/2. 

 

It was tough from the off for the visiting side, all of the batsmen got decent starts but none could drive deeper and help a free-flowing Hardik Pandya who bludgeoned his way to a magnificent 91. Harry Gurney bowled well for his 2/37 whilst Piyush Chawla picked up his 150th IPL wicket. Thanks for joining us for this thrilling clash, tune in tomorrow when the Sunrisers take on the Kings XI as both look to further their claim for a playoff place.

 

Dinesh Karthik: I think at the end of the day it is about getting your processes are right. As much as it sounds cliche, that's all you can do in a sport like this. At the end of the day, it is just a hame and you have to keep smiling.

Rohit Sharma: You've got to start well which we didn't do. We kept losing wickets which just added to the pressure. If someone had been able to play a hand with Hardik you never know. You have got to give their batsmen credit. Lynn and Shubman at the start and Russell at the end.

MoM: Andre Russell

Kolkata Knight Riders win by 34 runs

End of Over 20 - 8 runs, 1 wicket MI 198/7
Barinder Sran*3* (3b)
Rahul Chahar1* (1b)
19.6 P Chawla to B Sran, one run, 87.76 km/h short length outside off stump.
19.5 P Chawla to R Chahar, one run, 93.97 km/h short length just outside off stump.

Wicket! Krunal tries the same shot but this time gets a top edge. Piyush Chawla takes a good catch running backwards and taking the ball over his head! He has deserved that this evening!

19.4 P Chawla to K Pandya, WICKET!!! K Pandya is out c & b Piyush Chawla, 85.92 km/h short length outside off stump.

Six! Krunal isn't finished yet, he goes all in once again over long-on for a maximum!

19.3 P Chawla to K Pandya, SIX, 89.69 km/h good length outside off stump.
19.2 P Chawla to K Pandya, no run, 88.23 km/h good length just outside off stump.
19.1 P Chawla to K Pandya, no run, 93.26 km/h short length outside off stump.
End of Over 19 - 5 runs MI 190/6
Barinder Sran2* (2b)
Krunal Pandya*18* (14b 1x6)

Another good piece of fielding out in the deep from KKR, they have looked like the really wanted it tonight and have backed up the bowler well!

18.6 A Russell to B Sran, no run, 112.71 km/h good length just outside off stump.
18.5 A Russell to B Sran, two runs, 136.31 km/h short length on middle stump.
18.4 A Russell to K Pandya, one run, 136.45 km/h full toss on leg stump.
18.3 A Russell to K Pandya, no run, 139.34 km/h full toss outside off stump.
18.2 A Russell to K Pandya, no run, 139.41 km/h full toss outside off stump.
18.1 A Russell to K Pandya, two runs, 115.21 km/h full length just outside off stump.
End of Over 18 - 11 runs, 1 wicket MI 185/6
Krunal Pandya*15* (10b 1x6)

Wicket! Gurney gets his man and Hardik Pandya has to go! He went for one too many big heaves and Andre Russell takes a comfortable catch down at long-on! A well earned 91 from the young but his blistering innings comes to an end!

17.6 H Gurney to H Pandya, WICKET!!! H Pandya is out c Andre Russell b Harry Gurney, 116.18 km/h short length outside off stump.
17.5 H Gurney to H Pandya, no run, 100.15 km/h full toss just outside off stump.
17.4 H Gurney to H Pandya, FOUR, 129.9 km/h full length outside off stump.

Six! Hardik goes again and his version of the helicopter shot pays off no end! That is a big, big hit over deep mid-wicket!

17.3 H Gurney to H Pandya, SIX, 127.95 km/h full length going down leg.
17.2 H Gurney to K Pandya, one run, 131.47 km/h good length just outside off stump.

A dot ball is a hot ball

17.1 H Gurney to K Pandya, no run, 131.95 km/h full length just outside off stump.

A super bit of fielding from Gill out in the deep cuts of another boundary for Hardik! 14 from the over and Hardik is on a mission!!

End of Over 17 - 14 runs MI 174/5
Hardik Pandya81* (30b 5x4 8x6)
Krunal Pandya*14* (8b 1x6)
16.6 S Narine to H Pandya, two runs, 102.14 km/h good length outside off stump.
16.5 S Narine to K Pandya, one run, 98.74 km/h good length just outside off stump.
16.4 S Narine to H Pandya, one run, 96.36 km/h good length just outside off stump.
16.3 S Narine to H Pandya, no run, 96.8 km/h good length outside off stump.
16.2 S Narine to H Pandya, SIX, 97.31 km/h full length on middle stump.
16.1 S Narine to H Pandya, FOUR.
End of Over 16 - 20 runs MI 160/5
Hardik Pandya*68* (25b 4x4 7x6)
Krunal Pandya13* (7b 1x6)
15.6 P Chawla to H Pandya, one run, 87.06 km/h good length outside off stump.

Four! Another boundary for Hardik who is throwing everything at every ball now. He manages to get enough on the ball to go over the covers and the ball races to the rope!

15.5 P Chawla to H Pandya, FOUR, 92.51 km/h short length outside off stump.
15.4 P Chawla to H Pandya, FOUR, 88.79 km/h short length outside off stump.
15.3 P Chawla to H Pandya, 4 byes.

Down! DK called for it, Uthappa called for it and both ended up putting the ball down! 

15.2 P Chawla to K Pandya, one run, 90.83 km/h good length outside off stump.
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